Macdonald Hotels & Resorts announce two new senior management appointments
- Category: Appointments
- Created on Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:04
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts announce two new senior management appointmentsMacdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK’s largest privately owned hotel group, with a portfolio of over forty-five 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts throughout the UK and Spain, has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.
Debbie Milburn joins the group as Head of Marketing and Stephen Dodman as Revenue Director.
Stephen joins Macdonald Hotels & Resorts in a role that oversees all revenue management including distribution and pricing, following several years with von Essen Hotels where he was most recently Sales & Marketing Director.
Previously, for seventeen years, Stephen worked in several positions within the DeVere Group, including roles as Brand Revenue Manager and General Manager.
With over 8 years’ experience in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry, Debbie was most recently Director of Marketing for QHotels.
Throughout her career, she has held senior marketing positions within a number of hotel groups, achieving success across off and online leisure and conference-focused marketing campaigns. In 2011, she won a marketing award for the QConferences dedicated website and helped QHotels achieve AA Eco Hotel Group of the Year.
Commenting on the new appointments, Ruaridh Macdonald, Sales & Marketing Director, said: “Debbie and Stephen bring a wealth of experience to their respective roles within Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. These important positions will help further drive the brand forward as we continue to consolidate our position in the premium 4 and 5-star star markets and build our national and international presence in the conference and leisure sectors.”
Debbie added: “Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has an excellent reputation and I’m proud to be joining the team. I’ve always admired and regularly followed the company’s approach and commitment to delivering the highest levels of customer service. I now relish the opportunity to build the brand further and develop new initiatives to target the leisure and conference markets across a diverse and discerning portfolio of hotels and resorts.”
Referring to his own role, Stephen said: “Joining Macdonald Hotels & Resorts as Revenue Director offers an excellent opportunity to further enhance the effectiveness of revenue management processes and policies within a highly motivated and positive team environment. I feel very proud to be part of the group and very much look forward to embracing the opportunities and challenges ahead.”